Windows 11
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Why Windows 11 needs to be in your 2022 budget

You need Windows 11 - NOW Another Intel chip, another iPhone, Galaxy, Chromebook, etc., it seems we're always being presented with the latest and greatest version of the technology we're using. While most updated software and devices are feature-packed…
Online Privacy
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Did your privacy take a hit in 2021?

What happened to your data in 2021 We haven't heard much about HIPAA in the past few years while the healthcare industry and regulators grappled with managing and responding to the COVID crisis. But that distraction has proven to be an ideal…
Ukraine russia cyber war
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The latest cyber news

The latest cyber news I'm sorry, I'm just not buying it. If you've been anywhere but under a rock lately, then you've heard about the Russia-Ukraine conflict. This week we were treated to the news that Russia has launched a cyberwar against…
Pentagon Breach
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Russia to the Rescue!

Russia to the Rescue! I don't know about you, but it seems we've had a Russia obsession for more than a few years now. If Putin's goal was to live in the heads of our politicians, tormenting their dreams, it sure seems he has succeeded. Not…
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Log4Shell the simplest of hacks

The simplest of hacks... Imagine being able to hack a server simply by pasting a block of text into a chat window. Well, that's exactly what happened to the game MineCraft's servers over the weekend. The newly discovered vulnerability is called…
Fake email phishing scam
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The Holiday Con

It's that time of year, are you ready? Given the cyber-crime epidemic we are experiencing, it stands to reason this holiday season, historically a peak period for cyber crime, will see a considerable spike in scams. Here's a list of the top…
Zero Trust Network Security
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Changing trust by default

Traditional trust-based networking is undergoing a massive paradigm shift, affecting you if it hasn't already. If you think you're losing your freedoms, no place will that be more evident than in your work environment. This stripping of your…
log in password cybersecurity
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One simple habit could save your ass(ets)

One of the weaknesses in the human cybersecurity chain is well, we're human. We make mistakes at various moments, whether we're being rushed, or curious, We also get lazy, lackadaisical, or otherwise complacent, and when we do, we become…
HIPAA Risk Assessment
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How can a risk assessment be worthless?

How can a risk assessment be worthless? Risk assessments can be one of the most effective tools in your security arsenal. However, if you get the results and don't act on them, it's as good as not doing one at all, and all too often, that…
Healthcare cybersecurity
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How Healthcare Cybersecurity Affects HIPAA Compliance

If you work in medicine, you know that HIPAA is one of the most important pieces of legislation to follow. Failing to maintain HIPAA security compliance can result in devastating consequences. It can cost practices thousands of dollars…
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Facebook Down

Facebook goes down,  why should you care? If you haven't heard, Monday, October 4th, saw Facebook, Instagram, and What's App disappear from the internet - literally erased. Understanding what happened may save your business one day…
Data Security Encryption
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How To Prepare for HIPAA Risk Assessments

Increasingly, healthcare providers are learning to utilize the extensive benefits of online tools like patient portals. These tools enable more efficient communication between providers and patients. Moreover, they allow patients increased access…
HIPAA Cybersecurity Checklist
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The Essential HIPAA Cybersecurity Checklist

Did you know that the average cost of a HIPAA data breach is $3.92 million? That figure is enough to strike fear in any practice owner's heart. Investing in HIPAA compliance easily pays for itself if you fend off even one breach. It's also…
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How to Get an HIPAA Training Certificate and Why It’s Important

In November 2020, there were 250,000 complaints stating that HIPAA laws had been in violation. Resulting in repercussions that cost thousands of dollars in fines and even jail time up to ten years. These can be terrifying facts For those in…
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HIPAA Help: What Type of Questions Are Required in a Risk Assessment HIPAA?

Knowing that you need to conduct a Risk Assessment for HIPAA compliance is one thing. Figuring out how to go about it is something else.  For better or worse, the Office for Civil Rights does not require covered entities…

HIPAA Security Compliance Assessment — What Is It and How To Prepare for It

In the first six months of 2020, hackers breached medical databases a shocking 285 times. All told, they stole the private records of almost 32 million Americans. These figures represent an alarming new trend. Increasingly, hackers are targeting…